Kanye West Asks Jurors To Ignore His Awards Show Behavior Because Even He Knows He Was Being A Jerk
You know what Kanye West would like? For us to forget all about his pesky habit of interrupting people during award shows. Or he'd like the jurors in his current assault case to forget his infamous behavior, at least, according to TMZ. Kanye is currently being sued for assault, and, although he's already pled no contest to criminal battery, for which he's currently on probation, the photographer bringing the suit, Daniel Ramos, is also claiming substantial injuries. In order to minimize the chances that Ramos will win, Kanye's lawyers are asking a judge to disallow any reference to Kanye's very public award show douchebaggery.
Which... is unfortunate, because, I don't know about you, but when I think of Kanye, that's one of the first things that comes to mind. He has a special gift for interrupting people and undermining special moments in their lives. The first time we saw it at work was in 2009 at the MTV Music Awards, when he jumped onstage during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech, interrupting her to grab the microphone and shamelessly plug Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" video. Now, we all know it as one of the best videos of all time. OF ALL TIME. And then he did it at the 2015 Grammys, when he again rushed the stage, this time interrupting Beck's acceptance speech. Because every jerk move is funnier when you do it twice? Who knows?
Anyway, Kanye's lawyers claim that the only reason anyone would recycle those same old stories behind the Interrupting Kanye meme is to poison the jury against him and make him seem like a dillhole, or, in lawyer-speak, "cause jurors to form a negative opinion of West." Because I guess they're hoping for 12 people who didn't own a television or have access to the Internet between the years of 2009 and 2015? But, as Ramos' lawyer Gloria Allred points out, the interesting thing is that Kanye knows that those incidents were a bad look for him.
It is laughable that Kanye West appears to be so ashamed of his conduct that he doesn't want the jury to know what he did. Millions watched his conduct. Why does he want to hide it from a jury?
Seems like a suspicious level of self-awareness from Kanye, so maybe his lawyers are behind it?